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by 661-Pete
30 Mar 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Panic buying? What's that? Oh, I remember! It's eased off quite a lot now - thank you Supermarkets for instigating the one-out-one-in policy, it really works! The only thing we simply can't get at the moment is dried yeast. I asked one of the shelf-stackers this morning, had he actually seen any? He...
by 661-Pete
30 Mar 2020, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Time on your hands or slow the goddamn threads down thread!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Time on your hands or slow the goddamn threads down thread!!!

4 or 5 years after corporal punishments were outlawed damn, when did that happen, that edict must have past my school by a country mile and half :( Apparently, it was 1986 in state schools, and 1998 in private schools (England and Wales), 2000 (Scotland), 2003 (NI). I thought it was earlier than th...
by 661-Pete
30 Mar 2020, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Y'know, I only really got hooked on the Beano when I was a student. Always a mad rush for it when a copy turned up in the student common room. If you missed your turn, you'd be waiting hours. Excellent stuff! Haven't seen one for years, but I understand the Bash Street Kids and Dennis the Menace are...
by 661-Pete
30 Mar 2020, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52612

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

The thing about bikes is you don't need special cycle parking. Just lean it against a wall or even fit a prop stand - doesn't need much space to stand on it's stand. Where do you live? Thanks for your advice but unfortunately I can't follow it in my locality. Hmmm A wall is a wall. Doesn't matter w...
by 661-Pete
30 Mar 2020, 9:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Mind, the nature of The Hate Mail is not just that its read but that the toxic memes and notions then chew their way through yer brain then out of yer gob! Those readers seem unable to stop the process. I believe the toxicity includes an element of pleasure-centre stimulation, see? What they need, ...
by 661-Pete
29 Mar 2020, 11:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52612

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

If you switch the point as the train passes over, some wheels will go one way some the other way and just like in the cabinet, the end result is chaos and the government goes no further. That's assuming the couplings don't snap. I can confirm this is true. I own a lot of clockwork Hornby trains giv...
by 661-Pete
29 Mar 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I still can't find yeast but I'm enjoying experimenting with soda bread. Sourdough! Google Paul Hollywood's sourdough, easy and delicious. No yeast needed. Al Hey!! What about my sourdough? Works fine for us! All right, I had a look through Hollywood's version , along with his starter . Grapes in t...
by 661-Pete
29 Mar 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52612

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

djnotts wrote:Well, yes! Deer few and far between round here. Cats maybe. No crops. Looting only a short term solution.
Wait a moment! I thought you hail from Nottingham. Well, this bloke from the same parish appears to have had no difficulty :lol: :
by 661-Pete
29 Mar 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I'm not sure I'm fit enough, but if there really was no-one else, I could volunteer I suppose. But I don't need the money, Mrs P and I still have our pensions. I wouldn't want to take the job from someone in real financial need.

I think it best I don't put myself up...
by 661-Pete
29 Mar 2020, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52612

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

I cited that the parrot was in the Secret of the Unicorn, a Herge's Tin Tin story :oops: :oops: :oops: . Nope it was in "The Broken Ear". [Off topic]: Aha! L'Oreille Cassée . I remember that one! I read it in French , when we stopped the night at a French B&B: there was a stack of Tin...
by 661-Pete
29 Mar 2020, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52612

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

This makes interesting reading.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus

The only comment I feel like making, is that perhaps PETA (peta.org.uk) have got the right message after all. I'm minded to sign up. :roll: If I survive this, that is.
by 661-Pete
28 Mar 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Ah the trauma of school dinners. At primary school I used to dread having Miss Huck at the head of our table if it was cheese pie day. She used to make everyone eat everything. I used to hate cheese pie and three years later I loved it. :) Same for me, except that the pet hate for me was the stew (...
by 661-Pete
28 Mar 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 854
Views: 20942

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Mrs P says that at her school, if a kid didn't eat their school dinner, they were made to sit in a corner of the classroom with the cold plate in front of them, not allowed home till they'd eaten it up. I don't recall if the same treatment was meted out in my school, but I remember being sent to the...
by 661-Pete
28 Mar 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 118
Views: 6279

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

Bit of a bump of this thread :oops: - in the current circumstances is it too morbid of me to be having a skim through Day of the Triffids once again? OK we're not quite at the apocalypse yet, but heading that way. One particularly significant passage in the book caught my eye: "Many of us here,...
by 661-Pete
28 Mar 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Dreams

I had (I think) my first dream about coronavirus, last night. I'm walking up Ditchling Beacon (walking up the road, if you please!, something I never do in reality, seeing as there's a perfectly good footpath). I'm passed by a peloton of cyclists zooming down the hill, keeping far too close to one a...